AT&T calls out Dan Lyons for his ridiculous plan to bring AT&T’s network to its knees

Wed, Dec 16, 2009


AT&T has responded to Dan Lyons’ self righteous attempt to overwhelm AT&T’s network, and rightly so.  If you recall, Lyons, writing as the Fake Steve Jobs, is trying to organize a mass protest of sorts against AT&T.

Subject: Operation Chokehold
On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. The idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!


AT&T, when made aware of Lyons’ efforts, responded:

We understand that is primarily a satirical forum, but there is nothing amusing about advocating that customers attempt to deliberately degrade service on a network that provides critical communications services for more than 80 million customers. We know that the vast majority of customers will see this action for what it is: an irresponsible and pointless scheme to draw attention to a blog.



1 Comments For This Post

  1. Dave Says:

    I couldn’t resist and I made a spoof video on Operation Chokehold.

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